We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.
The Arctic Sunrise was seized at gunpoint by Russian commandos in international waters on September 19th this year. The crew of the ship had earlier held a peaceful protest at an Arctic drilling platform operated by Russian oil giant Gazprom. The ship was subsequently towed to Russia where the 28 crew and two freelance journalists have since been held in prison. They are charged with hooliganism, carrying a 7 year sentence, and piracy, which carries 15 years.